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Avs cut five players, roster down to 42



Hunter Miska

The Avs have cut five players, and placed another on waivers. The five guys reassigned to the Colorado Eagles are:

Nate Clurman and Keaton Middleton, D; Forwards Callahan Burke and Tarun Fizer, and goalie Hunter Miska. Defenseman Jordan Gross was placed on waivers.

For Miska (pictured above), who played some with the Avs last year, this could be a tough point in his career. Goalies Justus Annunen and Jonas Johansson are still on the camp roster, but probably ticketed to the Eagles soon.

The Avs now have 42 players on their camp roster. The team needs to be down to 23 by opening night, Oct. 13.

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About tonight’s game with the Wild: I’m told there is no streaming of the game available, in addition to no TV. The Wild streamed their last game with the Avs on their YouTube channel, but people in Minnesota tell me that won’t be the case tonight.

Maybe there’s some stream somewhere, I don’t know. But for tonight, it sounds like rabid Avs fans who want to follow tonight’s action will have to do it the old-fashioned way – on radio.

No big surprises with these cuts. Jared Bednar, in his media briefing this morning, said there will be some tough decisions on the final cuts. For me, I’m very interested to see who will win a seventh or eighth D-man job, with battles between guys like Kurtis MacDermid, Jacob MacDonald, Dennis Gilbert, Justin Barron and, maybe later after Devon Toews comes back, Jack Johnson.

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AD – any word on the severity of the injury sustained recently by Kaut?

Scott MacDonald

He’s day-to-day, according to Jared Bednar. He tried to skate this morning but couldn’t.


My bad Scott thx for the update.

Daniel Parker

what does Gross being waived mean? If he clears waivers will he report to Loveland? or is this basically just the Avs cutting ties with him?

Scott MacDonald

They signed him to a one-year deal, so he’ll just report to Loveland. That was always the plan.

Matt Briggle

That means that if he clears waivers he is eligible to be assigned to the Eagles, but for the next 24 hours any other team in the league can claim him and put him on their NHL roster.

Daniel Parker

Thanks guys. I didn’t know waivers were in effect until like the week of the regular season

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